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Brazos Rivers Professional Review and Guide
"About 45 miles SW of Houston. An easy day hike along part of the Brazos River. Special Attractions: Lush forest, red buckeyes in the spring. The trail starts by passing through a short strip of woods before crossing the paved loop road. On the other side of the road a large sign shows a map of thehiking trail. Part of this hike is not shown on the sign, although it is shown on the park map brochure. Many possible trail loops are possible, but this hike follows the outer loop, so you will turn right at most of the forks. With several intersecting trails, be sure to keep track of where you are on the map."
--Laurence Parent, Hiking Texas (Falcon Guides).
This is a great little hike, it is best to go around alligator nesting season around the time the eggs hatch. You see alot of alligators no bigger than 6 ft long from nose to tail tip along with a lot of babies around a foot long! Deffinatly bring, a camera for this one! We walked on a trail a alligators sunning on it and we were no further than 5 feet away from them at times. But dont worry they are used to the population and such just dont disturb. Bring plenty of water and dont forget the renisaunce festival every weekend this time.
Can get crowded, but there are quite a few trails to follow. If you're lucky, you can run across an aligator or 2. Great for beginner and family hikers.
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